Lamar, South Carolina Population 2020

930

Lamar is a city located in South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 930, it is the 154th largest city in South Carolina and the 10627th largest city in the United States. Lamar is currently declining at a rate of -0.64% annually and its population has decreased by -5.97% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 989 in 2010. Lamar reached it's highest population of 986 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Lamar has a population density of 759 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lamar is $40,221 with a poverty rate of 14.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $663 per month, and the median house value is $90,400. The median age in Lamar is 44 years, 43.4 years for males, and 45.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 72.2 males.

Lamar Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lamar was:

  • White: 47.61%
  • Black or African American: 41.61%
  • Asian: 5.49%
  • Two or more races: 5.29%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Lamar, South Carolina is 930, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 942.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 989.

Lamar, South Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White46847.61%
Black or African American40941.61%
Asian545.49%
Two or More Races525.29%

Lamar Population Pyramid 2020

Lamar Median Age

44


Total

43.4


Male

45.8


Female

Lamar Adults

There are 745 adults, (286 of whom are seniors) in Lamar.

Lamar Age Dependency

114.2

Age Dependency Ratio

62.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Lamar Sex Ratio

Female

571

58.09%

Male

412

41.91%

Lamar Households and Families

Lamar Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Lamar Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.1%15.9%
Female76.3%23.7%
All71%29%
Non Family55.8%44.2%
Male0%0%

71.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3832.5771
Non Family1561.1255.8
Married1513.3884.1
Female763.9276.3
Male00

3.44

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Lamar Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8111.60%
9th to 12th Grade7610.89%
High School Graduate25135.96%
Some College13819.77%
Associates Degree557.88%
Bachelors Degree7010.03%
Graduate Degree273.87%

Lamar Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White35332658
Black30920035
Asian36154

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.35%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 16.43%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,195$21,571$26,797
Less Than High School$17,917$$
High School Grad$20,197$16,094$25,655
Some College$30,417$22,350$35,250
Bachelors Degree$26,705$105,357$21,563
Graduate Degree$31,458$$31,146

$25,195

Average Earnings

$21,571

Average Male

$26,797

Average Female

Lamar Language

Lamar Language by Age

Lamar Language

96.13% of Lamar residents speak only English, while 3.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.47% of the population.

Lamar Poverty

Lamar Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4099222.49%
White4625010.82%

14.53%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.96%

Male Poverty Rate

12.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lamar

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lamar is Black, with 22.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lamar is White, with 10.82% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.14%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.38%.

Name Poverty
High School21.91%
Less Than High School20.38%
Some College14.51%
Bachelors or Greater10.31%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed29.41%
Male Employed14.09%
Female Employed6.38%

Lamar Income

Lamar Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$31,875$40,221
Families$50,156$52,979
Married Families$53,229-
Non Families$14,688$18,390

Lamar Marital Status

Lamar Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.5%

Male Marriage Rate

37.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lamar Married by Age and Sex

Lamar Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lamar Marital Status by Race

Lamar Veterans

70

Number of Veterans

70

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Korea27
World War II16
First Gulf War13
Vietnam8
Second Gulf War

$Lamar Veterans by Education

17.14%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lamar Employment Status

52.7%

Labor Force Participation

50.5%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Lamar Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

82.60%

Born in South Carolina

95.73%

Native Born

4.27%

Foreign Born

0.92%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.73% of Lamar residents were born in the United States, with 82.60% having been born in South Carolina. 0.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020930-6-0.64%
2019936-6-0.64%
2018942-1-0.11%
2017943-6-0.63%
2016949-10-1.04%
2015959-7-0.72%
2014966-5-0.51%
2013971-5-0.51%
2012976-1-0.10%
2011977-9-0.91%
20109860.00%